Dear Friends, I am infinitely proud and excited to invite you to join me for my first ever Food + Nature seven-day tour in the region of Abruzzo this summer – please visit http://www.majellahomecooking.com/abruzzo-tour/ This unique trip has been years in the making – since the time I started Majella Home Cooking, I’ve dreamed […]
Every spring, my Facebook and Instagram feeds are flooded with photos of perfect, robust, purple-tinged artichokes from markets in and around Rome. Food writer and Rome expert Elizabeth Minchilli even coined a cute and clever IG hashtag dedicated to the thistle – #carciofogram. I have a pretty uncomplicated love-hate relationship with artichokes. Love to eat […]
I have a personal chef client with four young children – coming up with creative dishes that will also please their “discerning” palates week after week can be challenging. Kids tend to favor pork for its mild flavor and although pork tenderloin isn’t my favorite cut (too lean! not enough fat!), it’s healthy and when […]
I’m very excited to introduce a new page on the Majella Home Cooking website dedicated to my favorite towns, restaurants, sights and people (!) in Abruzzo. Of course, this list doesn’t even nick the surface – there are countless charming villages, agriturismi that offer outstanding traditional cooking, beautiful churches and castles, breathtaking vistas and pristine […]
I love the Italian custom of adding the word “bello” to describe a mundane action, object or food – thus, elevating “il quotidiano” – the everyday – to something special. “Prendiamo un bel caffe” – Let’s have a nice coffee. “Facciamo una bella passeggiata” – Let’s take a nice walk. “Mangiamo un bel piatto di […]
Benvenuti a Majella Home Cooking! I’m Michelle Capobianco and welcome to my Italian kitchen! Majella - pronounced “mah-yel-lah”- is a mountain in the central Italian region of Abruzzo and is the star of my dreams, source of my inspiration and beloved summer playground. I was a corporate attorney for nearly ten years and turned my passion for Italian gastronomy and culture into a "second-chance" career as a private chef, caterer and cooking instructor. Please join my community of subscribers for recipes, anecdotes and news about products and upcoming events. A presto e buon appetito!
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